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Marita S Teng MD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

About Marita S Teng MD

Marita S. Teng, MD, is Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY. Dr. Teng received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, after which she completed residency training at Mount Sinai, and advanced fellowship training in Head and Neck Cancer & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle.

A diplomate of the American Board of Otolarygology and an active member of the American Head & Neck Society, Dr. Teng is an expert in head and neck surgical oncology, reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, and salivary gland diseases and tumors. Her clinical interests include squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, microvascular reconstructive surgery, thyroid and parathyroid diseases, and robotic surgery. She also has a particular focus in minimally invasive salivary gland treatment, including sialendoscopy.

Dr. Teng is the residency program director for the Department of Otolaryngology at Mount Sinai Hospital, which is one of the top training programs in the country. She has a vested interest in the training of future physicians in the field, and is active in national organizations focused on maximizing the quality of surgical education.


1. Saini A, DeMaio C, Teng M. Pathology Quiz Case: Pyriform Sinus Soft Tissue Mass Recurring in Esophagus After Excision. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. In press.

2. Ashmalla M, Teng MS, Brody J, Demicco E, Parikh R, Sharmarajan K, Bakst R. A Case of a laryngeal MALT lymphoma in a patient with a history of gastric MALT. Case Rep Hematol. In press.

3. Kazi S, Liu H, Jiang N, Glick J, Teng M, LaBombardi V, Szporn AH, Chen H. Salmonella thyroid abscess in human immunodeficiency virus-positive man: A diagnostic pitfall in fine-needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid lesions. Diagn Cytopathol. 2015;43(1):36-39.

4. Misiukiewicz K, Camille N, Gupta V Bakst R, Teng M, Miles B, Genden E, Sikora A, Posner M. The role of HPV status in recurrent/metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Clin Adv in Hem Onc. 2014;12(11):1-8.

5. de Almeida JR, Byrd JK, Wu R, Stucken CL, Duvvuri U, Goldstein DP, Miles BA, Teng MS, Gupta V, Genden EM. A systematic review of transoral robotic surgery and radiotherapy for early oropharynx cancer. Laryngoscope. 2014;124(9):2096-2102.

6. Messner A, Teng M, Shimahara E, et al. A case for the standardized letter of recommendation in otolaryngology residency selection. Laryngoscope. 2014;124(1):2-3.

7. de Almeida JR, Park RC, Villanueva NL, Miles BA, Teng MS, Genden EM. Reconstructive algorithim and classification system for transoral oropharyngeal defects. Head Neck. 2014;36(7):934-941.

8. de Almeida JR, Villanueva NL, Moskowitz AJ, Miles BA, Teng MS, Sikora A, Gupta V, Posner M, Genden EM. Preferences and utilities for health states following treatment for oropharyngeal cancer: transoral robotic surgery versus definitive (chemo)radiotherapy. Head Neck. 2014;36(7):923-933.

9. Jang D, Teng MS, Genden, EM. Palliative surgery for head and neck cancer with extensive skin involvement. Laryngoscope. 2013;123(5):1173-1177.

10. Levy LL, Vila PM, Park CW, Schwarz R, Polydorides A, Teng MS, Gurudutt VV, Genden EM, Miles BA, Anandasabapathy S, Gillenwater A, Richards-Kortum RR, and Sikora AG. High resolution optical imaging of benign and malignant mucosa in the upper aerodigestive tract: an atlas for image-guided surgery. ISRN Minim Invasive Surg. 2012;2012. pii: 364285.

11. Ojo B, Genden EM, Teng MS, Milbury K, Misiukiewicz K, Badr H. A systematic review of head and neck cancer quality of life assessment instruments. Oral Oncol. 2012;48(10):923-937.

12. Vila PM, Park CW, Pierce MC, Goldstein GH, Levy L, Gurudutt VV, Polydorides AD, Godbold JH, Teng MS, Genden EM, Miles BA, Anadasabapathy S, Gillenwater AM, Richards-Kortum R, Sikora AG. Discrimination of benign and neoplastic mucosa with a high-resolution microendoscope (HRME) in head and neck cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012;19(11):3534-3539.

13. Bragado P, Estrada Y, Sosa MS, Avivar-Valderas A, Cannan D, Genden E, Teng M, Ranganathan AC, Wen H-C, Kapoor A, Bernstein E, Aguirre-Ghiso JA. Analysis of marker-defined HNSCC subpopulations reveals a dynamic regulation of tumor initiating properties. PLoS ONE. 2012;7(1):e29974.

14. Tong CC, Lau KH, Rivera M, Cannan D, Aguirre-Ghiso J, Sikora AG, Gupta V, Forsythe K, Ko EC, Misiukiewicz K, Gurudutt V, Teng MS, Packer SH, Genden EM, & Kao J. Prognostic significance of p16 in locoregionally advanced head and neck cancer treated with concurrent 5-fluorouracil, hydroxyurea, cetuximab and IMRT. Onc Rep. 2012;27(5):1580-1586.

15. Genden EM, Kotz T, Tong CC, Smith C, Sikora AG, Teng MS, Packer SH, Lawson WL, Kao J. Transoral robotic resection and reconstruction for head and neck cancer. Laryngoscope. 2011;121(8):1668-1674.

16. O'Connell DA, Teng MS, Mendez E, Futran ND. Microvascular free tissue transfer in the reconstruction of scalp and lateral temporal bone defects. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2011;4(4):179-188.

17. O'Connell DA, Teng MS, Mendez E, Futran ND. Microvascular free tissue transfer in the reconstruction of scalp and lateral temporal bone defects. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2011;22(3):801-804.

18. Kao J, Genden EM, Chen CT, Rivera M, Tong CCL, Misiukeiwicz K, Gupta V, Gurudutt V, Teng M, Packer SH. Phase 1 trial of concurrent erlotinib, celecoxib, and reirradiation for recurrent head and neck cancer. Cancer. 2011;117(14):3173-3181.

19. Kao J, Genden EM, Gupta V, Policarpio EL, Burri RJ, Rivera M, Gurudutt V, Som PM, Teng M, Packer SH. Phase 2 trial of concurrent 5-fluorouracil, hydroxyurea, cetuximab, and hyperfractionated intensity-modulated radiation therapy for locally advanced head and neck cancer. Cancer. 2011;117(2):318-326.

20. Levy L, Smith C, Gurudutt V, Teng M, Rivera M, Anadasabapathy S, Genden E, Gillenwater A, Richards-Kortum R, Sikora A. Ex vivo high resolution imaging with a miniaturized microendoscope to discriminate between benign and malignant mucosa in the upper aerodigestive tract. Laryngoscope. 2010;120 Suppl 4:S162.

21. Lipana JD, Teng MS. Brachial plexus neuropathy resulting from a massively enlarged papillary thyroid carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2009;119(8):1550-1551.

22. Kao J, Lavaf A, Teng MS, Huang D, Genden EM. Adjuvant radiotherapy and survival for patients with node-positive head and neck cancer: an analysis by primary site and nodal stage. Int J Radiation Oncology Bio Phys. 2008;71(2):362-370.

23. Shen KJ, Som PM, Teng MS. Radiology quiz case: organizing hematoma of the maxillary sinus. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007;133(4):408-410.

24. Teng MS, Futran ND. Osteoradionecrosis of the mandible. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005;13(4):217-221.

25. Teng MS, Malkin BD, Urken ML. Prefabricated composite free flaps for tracheal reconstruction: a new technique. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2005;114(11):822-826.

26. Teng MS, Teixiera MS, Brandwein MS, Martignetti JA, Duffey DC. A study of TRAIL receptors in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005;131:407-412.

27. Teng MS, Genden EM, Buchbinder D, Urken ML. Subcutaneous mandibulotomy: a new surgical access to large tumors of the parapharyngeal space. Laryngoscope. 2003;113(11):1893-1897.

28. Genden EM, Okay DJ, Stepp MT, Rezaee RP, Mojica JS, Buchbinder D, Urken ML. Comparison of functional and quality of life outcomes in patients with and without palatomaxillary reconstruction: a preliminary report. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003;129:775-780.

Articles Written by Marita S Teng MD

How Common is Thyroid Cancer? Neck Lumps and Thyroid Nodules
Thyroid cancer is a cancer that starts in the thyroid gland, a small butterfly-shaped gland located in the middle of the neck below the Adam’s apple. Thyroid cancer is relatively common, with 62,980 new cases reported in the United States in 2014.
Common Thyroid Disorders and Thyroid Self-Examination
If you have risk factors for thyroid diseases (such as a family history), it is a good idea to feel your thyroid gland from time to time. Your thyroid gland is butterfly-shaped and is located in the center of your neck, below your Adams apple and above the notch of your breastbone. Easy self-examination steps featured.

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